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    Good CURRENT Debian Linux books for converts?

    I am looking for comments on GOOD and RECENT or CURRENT books for Debian, since thats the underlying distro for Knoppix, for a convert.

    I've got a background in stuff from a PDP8e to DOS to wimpdoze, and some of the basics of *nix/Linux systems.

    I've looked at the offerings at Amazon and various Linux sites and all seem to be several years old. Some 4+ years!

    Any thing more current than 2 or more years old.

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    The stuff available at debian.org is very helpful and up to date: http://www.debian.org/doc/

    The Linux Documentation Project is also a great source for manuals of all kinds: http://www.tldp.org/

    If you need them in dead tree format just download them, stick them on a disk, take them to Kinkos, and pay $5-$10 each to have them printed and bound

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    Re: Good CURRENT Debian Linux books for converts?

    --Actually I couldn't believe it until I went to www.oreilly.com and found that the current Debian offering is from 1999.

    --Oh well. Actually you can prolly get away with an outdated book and the latest documentation on apt-get and friends.

    Quote Originally Posted by rec9140
    I am looking for comments on GOOD and RECENT or CURRENT books for Debian, since thats the underlying distro for Knoppix, for a convert.

    I've got a background in stuff from a PDP8e to DOS to wimpdoze, and some of the basics of *nix/Linux systems.

    I've looked at the offerings at Amazon and various Linux sites and all seem to be several years old. Some 4+ years!

    Any thing more current than 2 or more years old.

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    Re: Good CURRENT Debian Linux books for converts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Bechtel
    --Actually I couldn't believe it until I went to www.oreilly.com and found that the current Debian offering is from 1999.
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    I was amazed myself. Sometimes I gotta have that book so I can quit looking at the screen.

    Kinko's doesn't sound like a bad option though.

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